Bilal Barakat

Research Group:Migration, Education and Environment

Phone: + 43 1 313 36 - 5535

E-Mail: bilal.barakat(at)


Bilal Barakat joined the World Population Program in February 2008 to support with the definition of scenarios for global education trends for the purpose of human capital projections. After having studied mathematics at Cambridge and Oxford Universities for undergraduate and graduate degrees, he obtained his doctorate from Oxford University's Department of Education.

Dr. Barakat's current research interest focuses on educational modelling and planning, especially in developing countries. He has worked as a consultant on various aspects of international and UK educational development including higher-education quality assurance, education in post-conflict settings, teacher training and recruitment, for UNDP, UNESCO, the World Bank and for national agencies in the UK.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Educational Development
  • Education Policy Modelling
  • Quantitative Research Methods

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